Barcelona produced a stunning second-half comeback to beat Wolfsburg 3-2 in a thrilling Women’s Champions League final in Eindhoven and secure their second European title.
The LigaF champions appeared to be overawed by the occasion once again as they went 2-0 down in the first half, offering shades of the 3-1 humbling by Lyon in the 2022 final.
Ewa Pajor scored her ninth goal of the competition as she took advantage of some sloppy play from Lucy Bronze to see Wolfsburg ahead inside three minutes. Alexandra Popp added a second just before the break (37).
But all of the Germans’ good first-half work was undone in five minutes after the break. Patri Guijarro scored twice (48, 50) as Barcelona – the pre-match favourites – hauled themselves level.
Their epic comeback was completed in the 70th minute. After some comical defending from Wolfsburg, Frida Rolfo fired home to secure another Champions League title, following up on their 2021 victory.